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Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.240 | Mar 2016

Hiding to nothing: Revenue is likely to decrease further as foreign operators increase competition

IBISWorld’s Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Crest JMT Leather Ltd Crest JMT Leather Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£404m
Annual Growth 11-16
-2.7%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
1,153
Businesses
142
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Leather, Hide and Skin Wholesaling industry is estimated to contract over the five years through 2015-16. This is due to volatile leather and livestock prices in addition to changes in downstream leather product manufacturing industries, such as leather furniture and footwear. Bovine leather is the largest product category in the industry, accounting for approximately 75.2% of revenue. As a result, the industry is highly dependent on trends and activities in downstream leather product manufacturing industries. Increased competition from substitute products has negatively affected industry growth over the past five years, though higher purchasing and selling prices drove industry revenue higher in some years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the industry are relatively low due to low start-up costs and limited government and licensing requirements. It is generally inexpensive to establish a new leather wholesaling company, while additional set-up costs can be minimised for new firms. These include transportation and associated costs, which can be outsourced. However, it can be more difficult for new firms to build and develop relationships with leather, hide and skin tanners and dressers. These suppliers may already have well-established relationships with other wholesalers.

There is a moderate level of vertical integration in this industry. Some leather tanners are also leather wholesalers. The.. purchase to read more

 


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What is the Leather, Hide & Skin Wholesaling Industry?

Companies in this industry wholesale hides, skins and leather. They sell these products to downstream companies, such as apparel and furniture manufacturers.

Industry Products
Bovine leather - prime cattleBovine leather - adult cattleSheepskins and sheep leather
 
Industry Activities
Hide wholesaling Skin wholesaling Leather wholesaling


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